Marion Sparber

Contemporary for Dancers

Training for Dancers

Bio

Originally from South Tyrol in Italy, Marion is a professional dancer/instructor based in Berlin, Germany. She received her professional dance training at Varium in Barcelona and Iwanson Contemporary Dance School in Munich. As a teacher she has been working in several schools and festivals in Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Russia, Portugal and Germany a.o at Ballettförderzentrum Nürnberg, Kari-Tanzhaus, Deltebre Dansa, Academy Dancer Russia, Varium Barcelona, Marameo, Dock 11, Etage, Danceworks and Tanzfabrik (Berlin). Marion has collaborated as a dancer with choreographers and companies such as Francisco Córdova in the piece “To be”, Stella Zannou in the piece “Strange”, Sonia Rodriguez, performing “Mabel”, ADN-Dialect in the pieces “Zeitzone”, “Urban Shaman” and “L’affaire Wettstein”, Eldon Pulak in “The Wetting Party” and as a guest dancer of Weedance Company. Her solo-work “The Ripe and ruin” and her group-pieces “Shell Shock” and “Impromptu” have been performed at several theaters and festivals in Costa Rica, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. She is co-founder of the KpiqA-Collective and CuerpOCOllectivo and performed the duet “Eight”, and the trio “Nefelibata” in Spain, Italy, Russia and Germany. Recently Marion got invited as a young emerging choreographer to “Certamen Coreografíco de Madrid, Paso a 2” to present “Eight”, and receives funding as a young choreographer from “Amt für Kultur Südtirol”. In 2014 Marion was part of “EX-IN”, a one month intensive workshop with David Zambrano learning Flying Low and Passing Through Technique.

Class descrition

I teach contemporary dance training with an emphasis on floor work. We start the class by opening our channels of awareness. The warm up is focused on passing through the whole body and expanding our flexibility and strength. We use the playfulness in our movement to connect to the natural flow of breath. With the help of exercises in different constellations – in a group, with a partner or alone – we listen to the weight of our body and direct it through space. An important aspect of the training is giving attention to the momentum of movement and on integrating changes of dynamic and musicality in short movement phrases. As techniques of inspiration for my class, I use a lot of the principles of Flying Low technique by David Zambrano, as well as release technique mixed with my personal investigation. I like to establish a collective mind and body inside the class to enhance the group power, while giving an energetic push to the individual source of creativity.